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    Photo courtesy of Little Akihabara Holdings. ©Akiba Maid War Production Committee Source: Little Akihabara Holdings press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group) Little Akihabara in collaboration with Cygames and Sentai Filmworks invites anime fans to experience a brand new maid cafe like you’ve never seen before- The Akiba Maid War Cafe, “Ton Tokoton!” Come enjoy an authentic maid cafe in the heart of Little Tokyo with an immersive setting that brings the “Ton Tokoton” Cafe to life! Witness the darker side behind all the cute frills and lace as you learn firsthand just how cutthroat the Maid Cafes of Akihabara can truly be!   Pop-Up Period: June 28 through July 28 *Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except July 8. Weekdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Weekends: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Preview Show for VIP, Influencers and Media Event on June

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ⒸMasamune Shirow・Production I.G/Kodansha・ Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Production Committee   FEATURING THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, A 100-PAGE ARTBOOK, 4 ART CARDS AND MORE! Source: Shout! Studios Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno   Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ⒸMasamune Shirow・Production I.G/Kodansha・ Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Production Committee Get in on the action as GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 (攻殻機動隊 SAC_2045, Kōkaku Kidōtai SAC_2045, 2020), the Production I.G. (HAIKYU!, ATTACK ON TITAN) and Sola Digital Arts (ULTRAMAN) cyberpunk anime series makes its North American Blu-Ray debut in select e–commerce stores from Anime Limited, distributed by Shout! Studios. Originally based on the 1980s manga Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow, this latest revisit to the long-running series brings viewers to the franchise now set in a future with super-advanced technology and for the first time

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Sentai Home Video has announced its September 2024 slate of anime Blu-ray releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. UN-GO Published by:    Sentai Distributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         325 min.Street Date:      9/3/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        English Dub, Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $59.98 Shinjurou Yuuki should be known as one of the greatest detectives of all time. Instead, he lives in a dystopian future where the job of solving Japan’s crime usually falls to a techno-wizard and a nationwide network of wiretaps, cameras, and super-computers. This leads many to consider human detectives flawed and obsolete, but the dirty truth is that computerized detective work is highly subject to data manipulation, so even the police must sometimes turn to private investigator Shinjurou and his shapeshifting assistant Inga. Of

    ULTRAMAN: RISING premieres worldwide on Netflix on June 14th. Photo courtesy of Netflix ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ULTRAMAN: RISING RELEASES ON NETFLIX ON JUNE 14, 2024 Source: Netflix Official Site: https://netflix.com/ultramanrising (US), https://m-78.jp/videoworks/ultraman-rising/ (Japan)   Photo courtesy of Netflix ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS LOGLINE When Tokyo is threatened by rising monster attacks, an all-star athlete reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman, discovering that his greatest challenge isn’t fighting giant monsters: It’s raising one.   SYNOPSIS With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star KEN SATO reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman. But the titanic superhero meets his match when he adopts a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju. Sato must rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their own dark plans. In partnership with Netflix,

    Photo courtesy of Toei Animation. ©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, TOEI ANIMATION One Piece Activation on the Exosphere, the Exterior of Sphere in Las Vegas, to Take Place June 10 – 16 with a Takeover on June 11 Source: Toei Animation Inc. press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto WHAT: Legendary anime studio Toei Animation is planning to soft launch a new global One Piece English language YouTube channel. The channel will be home to English-speaking fans around the world and their source for official news, information and special video content about One Piece. Fans can subscribe to the official One Piece English language YouTube channel starting in June. The new YouTube channel soft launch is timed with the start of a week-long One Piece activation on the Exosphere, the exterior of Sphere in Las Vegas,

    Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://dungeon-people.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Sui Futami/Futabasha Publishers Ltd., Dungeon People Production Committee A truly labyrinthian adventure awaits fans this summer with today’s announcement that new fantasy comedy series DUNGEON PEOPLE (ダンジョンの中のひと, Danjon no Naka no Hito, 2024) will stream exclusively on HIDIVE starting in July. Based on the popular seinen manga by Futami Sui, DUNGEON PEOPLE joins the slate of  Summer 2024 titles set to simulcast on AMC Network’s HIDIVE anime streaming service. Ahead of the series’ debut next month, HIDIVE will host the North American premiere of DUNGEON PEOPLE Episode 1 on July 6 at Anime Expo 2024 in Los Angeles, Calif.   “We’re excited to brings DUNGEON PEOPLE to fans this summer as part of HIDIVE’s exclusive simulcast line-up,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “This new fantasy comedy will entertain subscribers

    THE LAST UNICORN will be released in a 4K UHD + Blu-ray Combo Pack and a SteelBook. Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. © ITC Films, Inc. 1982 Source: Shout! Studios press release Special Thanks to Sarah J. De Bruin 4K UHD + Blu-ray Combo Pack. Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. © ITC Films, Inc. 1982 One of the most beloved fantasy films of all-time, THE LAST UNICORN (1982) has enraptured generations of fans with its poetic tale of a brave unicorn’s journey through a mystic land, seeking others of her kind. Available on 4K UHD for the first time as a 4K UHD +Blu-ray combo pack on August 20, 2024 from Shout! Studios, the new release is a 4K Transfer of the 35mm interpositive along with Dolby Vision, and includes a number of bonus features including a Q&A with Peter S. Beagle and more! The

    Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://ririsa-official.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Yu Hashimoto/SHUEISHA, Ririsa Project Love and laughs are in store for shonen fans next season with today’s announcement that the new romcom drama series 2.5 DIMENSIONAL SEDUCTION (2.5次元の誘惑(リリサ),  Nitengo-jigen no Ririsa, 2024) will stream exclusively this summer on HIDIVE, the popular anime streaming service from AMC Networks.  Celebrating the world of cosplay, 2.5 DIMENSIONAL SEDUCTION is not simply a romcom, it is also a serious teen drama about passionate teenagers and their endeavors overcoming both their worries and dilemmas to become the best cosplayers they can possibly be. Based on the widely read manga series by Yu Hashimoto, 2.5 DIMENSIONAL SEDUCTION is now the latest addition to HIDIVE’s expanding line-up of simulcasts for its Summer 2024 season. In advance of the series’ debut in July, HIDIVE will host the North

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. Ⓒ Tatsunoko Production   Source: Shout! Studios, Japan Society press release Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno   Japan Society, Shout! Studios, and Anime NYC present a very special screening of SPEED RACER: THE MOVIE on 35mm with original “Trixie” Voice Actress Corinne Orr. This event is in celebration of SPEED RACER coming to major digital platforms in both English and Japanese for the first time through Shout! Studios beginning June 1. Japan Society is a 117-year-old nonprofit organization with a goal of bringing the U.S. and Japan together, and it is honored to present this evening recognizing SPEED RACER’s artistic and cultural merit on the occasion of it being newly accessible for a whole new generation. A 1992 theatrical compilation produced by Speed Racer Enterprises and Streamline Pictures - one of the pioneering American distributors of

      Photo courtesy of Keith Sherman and Associates. ©I・K/AMPC Source: Keith Sherman and Associates press releaseOfficial Site: https://attackontitan-themusical.com/ Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/shingekimusical Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/attackontitan_themusical YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shingekimusical Special Thanks to Scott Klein Photo courtesy of Keith Sherman and Associates. ©I・K/AMPC ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL, a new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the wildly popular manga (comic book) by Hajime Isayama and published by Kodansha, will play New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street) from October 11-13, 2024. Directed by breakdance world champion Go Ueki (HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rule the Stage), ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL had its world premiere in Osaka and Tokyo in January, 2023 to great success. The New York City Center engagement marks the musical’s first international performance. ATTACK ON TITAN: THE MUSICAL has book by Masafumi Hata, music supervision by KEN THE 390, and lyrics by Kaori Miura, and combines

    Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://danmachi.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Fujino Omori- SB Creative Corp./Danmachi5 Project HIDIVE brings welcome news for anime fans with the announcement that the beloved fantasy action series DANMACHI – IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか, Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka) will return for Season 5 as part of its Fall 2024 simulcast season.  DANMACHI – IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? Season 5 will stream exclusively on HIDIVE, the fan-centric anime service from AMC Networks, and be available in the U.S. and Canada as well as overseas markets including the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Based on the award-winning light novel series created by Fujino Omori, DANMACHI – IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN

      Toho brings the new anime film UMAMUSUME: PRETTY DERBY – BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA to Japanese cinemas this weekend. Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2024 UPDMAP Source: Toho Co., Ltd Official Site: https://movie-umamusume.jp/ (Japan)Translator: Andres Perez (Sakura Central) Special Thanks to Sachiko Tanaka Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. ©2024 UPDMAP Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res images from UMAMUSUME: PRETTY DERBY – BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA (劇場版『ウマ娘 プリティーダービー 新時代の扉』, Gekijō-ban “Umamusume Puritīdābī Shin Jidai no Tobira”). The mobile game-turned-anime follows anthropomorphized horse girls, each based on famous Japanese racehorses throughout history, as they study and train at the Tracen Academy to become the best racers and pop idols in Japan. Both the film’s screenwriter and scenario director previously worked together on the 2023 four-episode OVA series, UMAMUSUME PRETTY DERBY: ROAD TO THE TOP

    Source: HIDIVE press release Official Site: https://elyase-anime.com/ (Japan)Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Synechdoche (AKITASHOTEN)/Elf-san Production Committee Fans are in for an oversized summer of laughs with today’s announcement that AMC Network’s HIDIVE will stream the new comedy series PLUS-SIZED ELF (エルフさんは痩せられない。, Erufu-san wa Yaserarena, 2024) as an exclusive simulcast during the anime streaming service’s Summer 2024 season. Premiering in July, PLUS-SIZED ELF is based on the pair of popular seinen manga titles created by Synecdoche. “We’re excited to present the new series PLUS-SIZED ELF as part of our exclusive line-up of simulcasts this summer,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “Without a doubt, fans can expect some extra-large laughs from what is sure to be a larger-than-life comedy. Get ready some fun!” Naoe-kun, a massage therapist, is about to head home for the day when he's saddled with a rather strange

    The computer animated film ULTRAMAN RISING premieres worldwide on Netflix on June 14th. Photo courtesy of Netflix ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Tsuburaya Productions, Netflix Official Site: https://netflix.com/ultramanrising (US), https://m-78.jp/videoworks/ultraman-rising/ (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Tsuburaya Productiions has provided SciFi Japan with new images, trailers and press notes for ULTRAMAN RISING, the feature-length CG animated film co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Netflix which will be distributed worldwide on Netlflix on June 14th.   US key art, courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Japanese key art, courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ■ What is ULTRAMAN RISING? The Netflix film ULTRAMAN RISING is directed and written by Shannon Tindle, co-writer and character designer for KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016), working with co-director John Aoshima and co-writer Marc Haimes (both of whom also worked on KUBO). The movie is produced

    GEMNIBUS vol.1, an omnibus of short stories by young filmmakers, will receive a limited 2-week theatrical release in Japan this month. Image courtesy of Toho. © 2024 TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Movie Site: https://gemstone.toho.co.jp/gemnibus/vol1/ (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Theatrical poster. Image courtesy of Toho. © 2024 TOHO CO., LTD. Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and images for GEMNIBUS vol.1 (ジェムニバス vol. 1, Jemunibāsu Boryūmu Wan), an omnibus of short stories from Toho's digital production brand, GEMSTONE Creative Label. GEMNIBUS vol.1 will receive a limited 2-week theatrical release in Japan starting May 28th.   INTRODUCTION Toho's new project to discover fresh talent! Don't miss the limited release of this new-age film by four up-and-coming creators! GEMSTONE Creative Label is a content creation label launched by young employees of Toho Co. It

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. Ⓒ Tatsunoko Production   MACH GOGOGO ALSO RIDES ON DIGITAL JUNE 1, 2024 Source: Shout! Studios Special Thanks to Lizbeth Galeno   The innovative car racing anime series SPEED RACER will be revving up for all major digital platforms on June 1, 2024 from Shout! Studios. Fans of the iconic racing adventure will be treated to all 52 episodes as it becomes available for video-on-demand. MACH GOGOGO (マッハゴーゴーゴー, Mahha GōGōGō), the original 1967 Japanese-language television series adaptation from Tatsunoko Production, will also be available for video-on-demand on all major digital platforms. The popular Japanese franchise originated as a manga series created by anime pioneer, and founder of Tatsunoko Production, Tatsuo Yoshida. The manga’s success in Japan spawned the adapted TV series MACH GOGOGO. It later gained popularity in the United States as SPEED RACER, an

    Photo courtesy of Shout! Studios. ©2023 Studio Ghibli AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DEMAND IN 4K ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON JUNE 25  Source: Shout! Studios press release Special Thanks to Lauren Blum   Photo courtesy of GKIDS. ©2023 Studio Ghibli Fresh off a historic Academy Award win for Best Animated Feature, the latest and long awaited cinematic masterpiece from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, THE BOY AND THE HERON (君たちはどう生きるか, Kimitachi wa Dō Kiru ka, 2023), will be released July 9 on 4K UHD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray + DVD, and in a Limited Edition Steelbook that includes 4K UHD + Blu-ray, featuring Dolby Vision plus Dolby Atmos for the ultimate home entertainment experience from GKIDS with home entertainment distribution from Shout! Studios. This is the first title from Studio Ghibli to ever be released on 4K UHD. THE BOY

    Butt Detective, Suisen and Brown tackle a new case in BUTT DETECTIVE THE MOVIE: FAREWELL MY BELOVED PARTNER (BUTT). Photo courtesy of Toei. © Troll and Poplar Publishing / 2024 Butt Detective the Movie Production Committee Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: https://oshiri-movie.com/ (Japan) Photo courtesy of Toei. © Troll and Poplar Publishing / 2024 Butt Detective the Movie Production Committee Toei has provided information and pics for their new anime feature film, BUTT DETECTIVE THE MOVIE: FAREWELL MY BELOVED PARTNER (BUTT) (映画おしりたんてい さらば愛しき相棒(おしり), Eiga Oshiri Tantei: Saraba Aishiki (Oshiri)). The second theatrical feature based on the widely successful Butt Detective franchise opened in Japanese cinemas on March 20th. Based on the picture book series by author Troll, BUTT DETECTIVE THE MOVIE: FAREWELL MY BELOVED PARTNER (BUTT) continues the animated adaptation that has been airing on Japanese television since 2018.  The movie features prolific voice actors

    Conan Edogawa celebrates his 30th anniversary with his 27th feature film, DETECTIVE CONAN: >THE MILLION DOLLAR PENTAGRAM. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2024 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved. Source: Toho Co., Ltd.Official Site: https://www.conan-movie.jp/2024/ (Japan)Translator: Andres Perez (Sakura Central) Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2024 GOSHO AOYAMA/DETECTIVE CONAN COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved.     TMS Entertainment is marketing the film internationally with the English title CASE CLOSED: THE MILLION-DOLLAR PENTAGRAM.   IntroductionCelebrating its 30th anniversary, Gosho Aoyama's original manga series, has already reached 104 volumes (with a cumulative total of more than 270 million copies sold worldwide!) The popularity of the DETECTIVE CONAN series has proven to be at an all-time high, with the TV anime series having aired more than 1,000 times. The 26th movie, DETECTIVE CONAN: BLACK IRON SUBMARINE (名探偵コナン

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Sentai Home Video has announced its June 2024 slate of anime Blu-ray releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. IS THE ORDER A RABBIT?! SEASON 1 COMPLETE COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      6/4/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $49.98 Going to a new school can be scary, and 15-year-old Cocoa is moving to a new town by herself where she’ll live and work in a boarding house/restaurant! Fortunately, Cocoa’s new place of residence/employment is The Rabbit House, which comes fully stocked with exactly what every lonely high school girl needs: a bunch of fantastic new friends! Yes, some of them are a little strange, and there’s definitely something odd about the restaurant’s rabbit mascot. However, with the help

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